Events & Workshops

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person KCI events and workshops have been temporarily cancelled. Please check back for information about online and other format events.

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Minhwa (Korean Folk Painting) Workshop

Welcome to our new Korean art workshop series, Minhwa Workshop: Discover the Beauty of Four Seasons with Minhwa! KCI board member and Minhwa artist, Kate Nam, will be presenting a series of 4 Minhwa drawing workshops throughout this year.

The first workshop will be Spring edition, Peony on March 29 at 6 PM and March 31 at 1 PM. Workshop participants will paint peony on Korean traditional fiber paper specially treated and glued on a wooden panel. Once completed, you can utilize your own Minhwa work to decorate your room in Springtime!

Advanced Ramen Series

Part 1 Soondubu Kimchi Ramen: Jan. 29  I  Part 2 Carbonara Kokomen Ramen: Feb. 26

Part 3 Ramen Ttang!:  Mar. 26  I  Part 4 Crispy Ramen with Veggies: Apr. 30

Welcome to our new food workshop series, Advanced Ramen! KCI Board member and talented food expert, Sarah Kim-Lee, will be leading the workshop series, presenting 4 different and delicious ramen dishes you can make easily at home. 

The upcoming workshop in the series will be Ramen Ttang! Sarah will show you how to turn a simple ramen package into Koreans favorite finger food, Ramen ttang, at 6 PM PST on March 26.

*Special Ramen Kits purchaser will receive a 20% discount on each of our ramen workshops. Please email our program coordinator to receive the code prior to your ticket purchase.

Special Ramen Kits

We are thrilled to announce that the Special Ramen Kits are available for purchase!

This kit includes a curated selection of Korean instant ramens, other non-perishable items used in KCI’s Advanced Ramen Workshop Series, and a hand-made mask gift from us. It is wrapped in a beautiful Bojagi (Korean traditional wrapping cloth) made with 100% natural material and in Korea. Click HERE for more information.

*Limited quantities available

Past KCI Events & Workshops

DIY Samgye-tang Night

12/11/20 5:30 PM  |   VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make some delicious Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, known as 삼계탕 (samgye-tang).
This workshop will take place on 12/11 from 5:30 PM via ZOOM. In this one-hour long workshop, our wonderful Korean food expert, Sarah Kim-Lee, will take a lead and teach you how to make 삼계탕! 

The online workshop is free, but space is limited to 50 participants to allow for interaction with the instructor.

2nd Annual Chuseok Festival

09/30/20 ~10/11/2020  |   VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

The Bay Area’s 1st Chuseok (Korean Harvest) Festival, held last year in partnership with the Presidio Trust, drew more than 5K attendees for a day-long celebration and sharing of Korean food, music, and culture with our community. While the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent us from holding an in-person festival this year, KCI is currently exploring ways to bring you some of the experiences through virtual and other means. Stay tuned for details!

Click HERE to learn more!

K-Street Food Workshop Series

Part 1: 7/24 | Part 2: 7/31 | Part 3: 8/7 I 6pm-7pm

Come learn how to make popular Korean street food! In these three parts workshop, our wonderful Korean food expert, Sarah Kim-Lee, will take a lead and teach you how to make this simple yet delicious Korean street food!

After you register for the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom link where the event will take place and a list of ingredients you’ll be needing in order to cook along with our instructor. Don’t live near Korean market/Asian grocery store? No worries! Most of the ingredients needed will be available in Safeway/Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s.

70 Year Korean War Friendship Forum

Date: June 25, 2020 I 5pm-7pm

The event, hosted in joint sponsorship with the Korean Consulate General in San Francisco – 주샌프란시스코총영사관 and Ethnic Media Services, and WDCT 1310 has partnered and is organized with the award winning filmmaker, Christopher H K Lee of the film “Fading Away” who will work to convey the true meaning of Korean “han” (or 한) – a symbol of resilience as well as stories and tears of Koreans living in the aftermath of the unresolved conflict.

Click HERE to RSVP.

온라인&전화 법률 상담회

04/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (Sat)  |   9:00AM-12:00PM, ONLINE CONSULTATION CLINIC

북가주 한인 변호사 협회 (KABANC)와 협력하여, 이스트베이 한인 봉사회 (KCCEB)와 코리안 센터(KCI)는 이번주 토요일 (4/11) 무료 법률 상담회를 개최합니다. 이 상담회에서는 코로나19 사태로 인해 직장을 잃은 사람들을 위한 Unemployment Benefit, 소상공인들을 위한 CARES Act loan, 그리고 Tenants’ right에 대한 개인 상담이 진행될 예정입니다. 상담회에 참여를 원하시는 분들은 4월 10일 오후 4시 까지 이스트베이 한인 봉사회 한인 정보라인 (1-844-828-2254)을 통해 예약하시기 바랍니다.

코로나19 경기부양 지원금 안내 워크샵

04/09/2020 (Thur)   |   7:30PM-8:30PM   |  ONLINE WORKSHOP

코로나19로 인해 쏟아지는 의료, 법, 정책, 렌트, 텍스, 융자 등의 정보를 신속하고 정확하게 전달하기 위해 Korean Center, Inc.는 전문가들과 함께 실시간 온라인 워크샵을 기획하게 되었습니다. 그 첫번째로, 세무 서비스 제공회사 엉클샘과 함께 경기 지원금 안내, 세금보고 안내, 추후 대처방안 및 실시간 개별 질의 응답시간을 갖을 예정입니다. 여러분들의 많은 참여 바랍니다.  자주하는 질문 Q&A에 대한 정보는 여기를 클릭해주세요!

FREE and Open to Public. Click HERE to register (워크샵에 등록을 원하시면 여기).

Bojagi Wrapping Workshop

02/20/2020 (Thur)   |   6PM-8PM    |   Google Community Space

보자기 (bojagi) is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. They are typically square-shaped and can be made from a variety of materials, silk being one of the popular materials. In this workshop, with our special guest 이윤숙, you will learn the ways of traditional bojagi wrapping. As a gift for attending the workshop, you will go home with a beautiful bojagi.

FREE and Open to Public. Pre-Registration through Eventbrite is required.

다과 Making Workshop

02/21/2020 (Fri)   |   6PM-8PM   |  KCI, 1362 Post St., San Francisco
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make some delicious Korean traditional snacks/refreshments, known as 다과 (da-gwa). In this two-hour long workshop, we will learn about 다과 making and have time to taste them!
FREE and Open to Public. Pre-Registration through Eventbrite is required.

Kids Holiday Party

12/07/2019 (Sat)  |   10am-1pm    |    KCI, 1362 Post St., San Francisco
Come join us on the first Saturday of December and celebrate the beginning of winter Holiday seasons with us. Some of the activities we’ll be hosting includes: arts-and-crafts, mini-cooking session, storytime, and of course, gingerbread house making! All the activities are Korean culture inspired.
General Admission (1 kids + 1 adult) : $35       Additional Adult : $10

Makgeolli Making Workshop

11/22/2019 (Fri)   |   6pm-8pm   |   3376 18th Street, San Francisco

As the last session of the monthly Korean Cultural Workshop Series, we are going to have DIY Makgeolli workshop followed by a social mixer! We’ll learn about the brief history of makgeolli and dive into making your own makgeolli for you to taste and bring home. After the makgeolli making session, everyone is invited to socialize and mingle for the rest of the workshop. We’ll have various makgeolli tasting time with anju(side dishes).

This event is FREE and open to everyone who is 21 years old and over. ***RSVP REQUIRED***

Korean Festivals Workshop

11/18/2019 (Mon)   |   6pm-7:30pm   |   188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Korea is unique for having four distinct seasons (spring, summer, fall, and winter!) and therefore there are lots of regional festivals that are unique to the regional food, weather, culture, etc. Come join our workshop and explore various types of festivals that are worthy of checking out when you visit Korea! Download the presentation PDF

Free and Open to Public. ***RSVP REQUIRED***

1st Annual Bay Area Korean Chuseok Festival

9/14/2019 (Sat)   |   11:00am-5:00pm   |   Civil War Parade Ground, The Presidio, San Francisco

To celebrate, showcase and promote the Korean Chuseok(Harvest) culture, cuisine, arts and the Bay Area’s Korean American Community, we are proud to announce that Korean Center, Inc. (KCI) will be hosting the 1st Annual Bay Area Korean Chuseok Festival!

Free and Open to the Public.  Click HERE for more info!